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Chef Knife plugin for Windows Azure (IAAS)

Chef is an open-source systems management and cloud infrastructure automation framework created by Opscode. It helps in managing your IT infrastructure and applications as code. It gives you a way to automate your infrastructure and processes. Knife is a CLI to create, update, search and delete the entities or...

Writing a Chef Ohai plugin for the Windows Azure IaaS cloud

Chef is an open-source systems management and cloud infrastructure automation framework created by Opscode. It helps in managing your IT infrastructure and applications as code. It gives you a way to automate your infrastructure and processes. Knife is a CLI to create, update, search and delete...

Writing a Knife Plugin for your shiny new VMWare vCloud Director-based cloud

MSys CTO Chirag Jog was one of the speakers at this year’s ChefConf, hosted by Opscode. His talk covered what exactly are Knife cloud plugins, how they work and how can you go about writing one. The reference cloud is VMWare's vCloud Director. Knife cloud plugins extend Knife’s...

Changing the Date Time on Amazon’s EC2 Instance

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides scalable virtual private servers using Xen. The instances running on Xen sync their wall clock periodically with the underlying hypervisor. For changing the datetime settings, few extra configurations are required. On a simple Linux Machine the date and time can...